The Two Unwritten Rules of April Fool’s Day

The Two Unwritten Rules of April Fool’s Day

April 1, 2021 1 By Tyler Musalia

April is finally here, new month- new energy. And with it comes the day when ‘fools’ are tested, through pranks, hoax and jokes.

April 1 is celebrated as April fool’s Day worldwide. This day has been celebrated for centuries by different cultures in different corners of the world.

The origin of April Fool’s Day has never been very clear. However, some historians trace it back to 1582 when France switched from the Julian calendar. People who failed to recognize that the start of the new year had moved to January 1 and continued to celebrate it during the last week of March through April 1 became the laughing stalk, hence April Fool’s Day.

Jokes and pranks can go south at times. As you play the pranks, hoax and jokes on your friends and family, here are two unwritten rules that should be followed:

Two unwritten rules of April Fool’s Day

  1. No harm or hurt should be caused or intended to anyone. Remember, April Fool’s Day is all about humor, pranks and fun. Take heed on the pranks you play on each other, especially during this pandemic time where misinformation and disinformation can easily break down someone.
  2. Play the pranks in the beginning of the day. It is best to prank and play hoax on someone before they realise which date it is. As the day progresses, people become conscious and aware of the pranks and jokes intentions.

Happy April Fool’s Day folks!

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